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Modification of the spectroscopic properties of Tb2O3 phosphor under the high-pressure phase transitions sequence

Abstract: The high-pressure behavior of cubic Tb2O3 phase (C-type) has been investigated by in situ photoluminescence and Raman spectroscopy up to 18 GPa and 22 GPa, respectively. The luminescence spectrum of Tb2O3 at ambient conditions shows its characteristic sharp-line emission bands with the most intense one corresponding to the 5D4 - 7F5 transition, responsible for the green emission. Excitation and emission spectra measured at low temperature and at different emission and excitation wavelengths suggest that photoluminescence is governed by the Tb3+ in the non-centrosymmetric site (C2). A phase transition between 7.2 and 8.6 GPa is observed by Raman and photoluminescence experiments and is associated with a cubic-to-monoclinic (B-type) structural transformation. From 14 GPa the predominant modes in the Raman spectrum correspond to those from the trigonal phase (A-type), indicating that the pressure-induced structural phase transition sequence of Tb2O3 is C ? B ? A. Upon pressure release, the starting cubic phase is not recovered, but the monoclinic one.

 Authorship: Candela M.T., Aguado F., González-Lavín J., González J.A., Valiente R.,

 Fuente: Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2021, 859, 1578992

 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

 Year of publication: 2021

 No. of pages: 10

 Publication type: Article

 DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2020.157899

 ISSN: 0925-8388,1873-4669

 Spanish project: PGC2018-101464-B-I00

 Publication Url: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2020.157899

Authorship

JUDITH GONZALEZ LAVIN

JESUS ANTONIO GONZALEZ GOMEZ